Spotlight Launches Hyperion LED Models at PLASA 2018

After previewing its new Hyperion LED series earlier this year, Spotlight will showcase the 6-Colour Fresnel, 6-Colour Profile and Warm White Fresnel models with new software at PLASA 2018.

Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

Chroma-Q, who recently acquired and rebranded the Jands Vista lighting & media control system, has released the long anticipated Vista 3 software, which introduces a large number of exciting new features and improvements.

Inside The New Issue: 89

Good times for Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC in our September edition, as his production, crime mystery Bad Times At The El Royale, graces the cover and takes its place inside another packed issue alongside Jess Hall BSC and Chayse Irvin CSC among others. Get a sneak preview of this, and more, that subscribers can enjoy in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 10th September.

AC-ET Unveils Latest Lighting Solutions at IBC 2018

The A.C. Entertainment Technologies stand at IBC 2018 will feature an array of specialist TV, Broadcast & Film lighting solutions and related services from leading brands.

Cooke Optics launches Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range at IBC 2018

Cooke Optics will add further depth and character to its acclaimed Cooke Anamorphic/i lens family at IBC 2018, when it presents the 50mm focal length of the new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range.

BB&S Intros Compact Beamlight Family at IBC 2018

BB&S Lighting of Denmark announces a new concept for professional studio, stage and architectural lighting, the Compact Beamlight (CBL 1) to show at IBC 2018 - Hall 12 Stand B42.

Cinec: More than just technology – a view beyond the horizon

Great technology will be shown at cinec from 22nd to 24th September in Munich, while cineCongress will present a variety of possibilities parallel to the trade fair with talks and workshops. Photo: © Albrecht GmbH / P. G. Loske.

Phil Méheux to be special guest at Soundstage

Cinematographer Phil Méheux is to be a special guest at Soundstage on Wednesday September 19th. At the event, held at an intimate London venue, he’ll be interviewed about his 40 year-plus career, which includes the Bond films Casino Royale & Goldeneye.

Remembering The Masters At Camerimage: Michael Ballhaus

This year Camerimage will screen two films shot by the late Michael Ballhaus, the masterful German cinematographer and a recipient of Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award - The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant and Postcards from the Edge (pictured).

Official Poster of Camerimage 2018 revealed

The official poster of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Camerimage, designed by Rafał Olbiński, has been revealed.

Issue 89 (September 2018): An Advance Look

Get an advance look at some of the great content set to feature* in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine, including Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC on Bad Times At The El Royale and Jess Hall BSC's Serenity. Purchase a Print or Print & Digital subscription before 28th August and receive this edition to your letterbox. (*tentative and subject to change).

Nicola Daley ACS on Pin Cushion

Nicola Daley ACS is Australia’s eighth female member of the Australian Cinematographer Society, and is known for her prowess with deeply evocative material. Meredith Emmanuel writes about her work on festival favourite Pin Cushion.

Camera Operator Danny Bishop and his work on Patrick Melrose

Camera operator Danny Bishop wrote in with details about his work on Sky Atlantic’s acclaimed series Patrick Melrose.

Panavision Manchester Open Days in September

Panavision's Manchester office is hosting a two-day event in September to show off their space.

Spotlight Launches Hyperion LED Models at PLASA 2018

After previewing its new Hyperion LED series earlier this year, Spotlight will showcase the 6-Colour Fresnel, 6-Colour Profile and Warm White Fresnel models with new software at PLASA 2018.

Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

Chroma-Q, who recently acquired and rebranded the Jands Vista lighting & media control system, has released the long anticipated Vista 3 software, which introduces a large number of exciting new features and improvements.

Inside The New Issue: 89

Good times for Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC in our September edition, as his production, crime mystery Bad Times At The El Royale, graces the cover and takes its place inside another packed issue alongside Jess Hall BSC and Chayse Irvin CSC among others. Get a sneak preview of this, and more, that subscribers can enjoy in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 10th September.

AC-ET Unveils Latest Lighting Solutions at IBC 2018

The A.C. Entertainment Technologies stand at IBC 2018 will feature an array of specialist TV, Broadcast & Film lighting solutions and related services from leading brands.

Cooke Optics launches Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range at IBC 2018

Cooke Optics will add further depth and character to its acclaimed Cooke Anamorphic/i lens family at IBC 2018, when it presents the 50mm focal length of the new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range.

BB&S Intros Compact Beamlight Family at IBC 2018

BB&S Lighting of Denmark announces a new concept for professional studio, stage and architectural lighting, the Compact Beamlight (CBL 1) to show at IBC 2018 - Hall 12 Stand B42.

Close-Up

Noah Greenberg / Lizzie

Frequent collaborators, DP Noah Greenberg and Director Craig William Macneill, joined forces once more to capture Lizzie - a psychological thriller that recounts the infamous murder of the Borden family in 1892. Trevor Hogg spoke extensively with Greenberg to get his views on shooting his first period piece, released in the US this week.

Close-Up

Larry Fong ASC / The Predator

Trevor Hogg is back with another exclusive DP conversation, this time with Larry Fong ASC discussing his experiences lighting science-fiction The Predator, the fourth in the Predator film series, released this week in the US.

Close-Up

Giles Nuttgens BSC / Colette

BAFTA Film Award nominated cinematographer Giles Nuttgens BSC partnered with filmmaker Wash Westmoreland for the late 19th century biopic Colette, featuring Keira Knightley as French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose husband Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars takes credit for her work. The film is set for release in the US in September and the UK next January, and Trevor Hogg spoke extensively to Nuttgens about working on the upcoming feature.
Feature Image: Robert Viglasky / Bleecker Street

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Meet… The Future”

In his column from the July edition (88) of British Cinematographer, BSC President Mike Eley recalls when he fell in love with cinema, and why the splendour of its display should not be lost in the modern age.

Spotlight

Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental

Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental have a serious commitment to the needs of cinematographers and their crew. We speak to new MD Alan Piper, and Procam Group marketing manager Allison Duval, to find out what the company is all about.

Across the Pond

August 2018:
Breaking Ground And Breaking Boundaries

Mark London Williams had his finger on the pulse around LA this past month, as he takes in the ground-breaking on the new ASC ARRI Educational Center, finds out from Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick what being a "virtual cinematographer" entails, and visits the opening of Adobe's new "digital sandbox" in Santa Monica.

Clapperboard

Alan M. Trow BSC

Cinematographer Alan Trow BSC has been responsible for the cinematic look of many features and TV productions, including, Monolith and Up ‘N’ Under, and along with his work as a DP, he recently took on the role of director and producer on the much-admired 2017 movie Kesulat: A Story Of Kosovo. Read on to get a measure of the man and the events that have shaped him.

Innovator

Panasonic at 100

In an era of significant anniversaries, Panasonic reaches its century this year. Delve into their history, including their roots under founder Konosuke Matsushita, how they moved into the AV markets, and why their cameras are evolving from capturing natural history to drama and film.

Close-Up

John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary

Spitfire: The Feature Documentary tells the story of the British fighter plane, which was utilized in 1940's Battle of Britain. John Dibbs, who served as a producer and cinematographer, painted the pictures in the sky and tells us how he celebrated a British icon.

Meet the New Wave

Patrick Meller

He completed his first feature film Boyz In The Wood last year, and now 'New Wave' Patrick Meller tells us why Bugsy Malone piqued his interest as a boy, how he got his breaks and why its always good to have a back-up plan. Image: Ciaran Spencer

Close-Up

Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The second installment of the Jurassic World trilogy, following three years after the eponymous opener, Fallen Kingdom saw Spaniard Oscar Faura picking up the cinematography baton to guide the visuals on the two-hour adventure ride.

Close-Up

Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

Dariusz Wolski ASC grabbed his lenses and set about showcasing the sequel to 2015's Sicario in Day Of The Soldado, a gritty thriller about the drugs war at the US-Mexico border.

Gaffers R Us

Eddie Knight

Eddie Knight has traveled the globe and worked on several 007 James Bond movies, the Star Wars saga and many more. We speak to the man himself about his lucky break at Lee Lighting, his transworld adventures and why he doesn't go in for negative vibes on set.

Close-Up

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF took on the horror genre and shot 35mm film for A Quiet Place. Read all about her love of the analogue way of working, how she collaborated with Panavision on a specific lens set, and why she believes film is uniquely atmospheric.

Talking Heads

Richard Crudo ASC “Young Guns”

Richard Crudo ASC wonders how much the traditions of learning the art of filmmaking will affect the next generation.

On the Job

Robert Yeoman ASC / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The smash-hit Mamma Mia! is back with another music-filled delight, and this time Robert Yeoman ASC picks up the cinematography mantle to paint the sound of ABBA on-screen. Discover how he differentiated between the modern and ’70s flashback scenes, created a theatrical twist to his natural lighting, and how he worked closely with Gaffers ‘R’ Us inductee Pat Sweeney.

Camera Creative

Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout

For Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the sixth incarnation of the Tom Cruise-starring series, cinematographer Rob Hardy BSC tells us about why he chose the wider-end of the lens range, the choice to deploy a back-to-basics style of filmmaking, and the challenge of lighting inside Paris’s Grand Palais.

Across the Pond

July 2018:
True Inspirations

Mark London Williams delves into the influences on three DPs in this month's fascinating column - with newly re-elected ASC president Kees van Oostrum making a case for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer being a genius cinematographer centuries ahead of his time; Alan Jacobsen, DP of Oscar-nominated Strong Island, reflecting on his stunned reaction to seeing Mystery Train by the late Robby Muller; and Nathalie Durand AFC citing how Ricardo Aronovitch led her to study cinematography.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Fool’s Gold?”

In his column from May's Issue 87, BSC President Mike Eley ponders on the plethora of choice of film equipment in the modern age, and whether the greatest tools a cinematographer has are already at their disposal.

Spotlight

CVP

For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’.

Close-Up

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material - the novel Swiss Family Robinson - and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the future, delivered to the screen by Sam McCurdy BSC.

Close-Up

Noah Greenberg / Lizzie

Frequent collaborators, DP Noah Greenberg and Director Craig William Macneill, joined forces once more to capture Lizzie - a psychological thriller that recounts the infamous murder of the Borden family in 1892. Trevor Hogg spoke extensively with Greenberg to get his views on shooting his first period piece, released in the US this week.

Close-Up

Larry Fong ASC / The Predator

Trevor Hogg is back with another exclusive DP conversation, this time with Larry Fong ASC discussing his experiences lighting science-fiction The Predator, the fourth in the Predator film series, released this week in the US.

Close-Up

Giles Nuttgens BSC / Colette

BAFTA Film Award nominated cinematographer Giles Nuttgens BSC partnered with filmmaker Wash Westmoreland for the late 19th century biopic Colette, featuring Keira Knightley as French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose husband Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars takes credit for her work. The film is set for release in the US in September and the UK next January, and Trevor Hogg spoke extensively to Nuttgens about working on the upcoming feature.
Feature Image: Robert Viglasky / Bleecker Street

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Meet… The Future”

In his column from the July edition (88) of British Cinematographer, BSC President Mike Eley recalls when he fell in love with cinema, and why the splendour of its display should not be lost in the modern age.

Spotlight

Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental

Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental have a serious commitment to the needs of cinematographers and their crew. We speak to new MD Alan Piper, and Procam Group marketing manager Allison Duval, to find out what the company is all about.

Across the Pond

August 2018:
Breaking Ground And Breaking Boundaries

Mark London Williams had his finger on the pulse around LA this past month, as he takes in the ground-breaking on the new ASC ARRI Educational Center, finds out from Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick what being a "virtual cinematographer" entails, and visits the opening of Adobe's new "digital sandbox" in Santa Monica.

Issue 89 – September 2018

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